ALL OF YOU (ALL IN #3) BY CALLIE HARPER – FREE EBOOKS DOWNLOAD
Fourth of July! I had the day off. Jax’s bar wasn’t open yet, so both of us were free. He and his partners had picked a location right in the center of downtown, but the place needed some updating which would take a couple of months. That night, Liam was holding his legendary Fourth of July party. Jax warned me that I should prepare myself for seeing celebrities. I’d almost gotten used to it, turning my head and spotting some famous actress or another.
Naugatuck tended to attract an older crowd, not the twenty-somethings ready to club all night. But I was right smack in the middle of my twenties and had no interest in that myself, so the island suited me just fine. Even as I settled into domestic tranquility with Jax, I felt younger than ever. My heart felt so light. I could still remember the sadness I’d felt when I’d turned 25, and the promise I’d made myself. In a few months I’d be 26 and it looked like I was well set up to make good on that promise. I had more love in my life than I knew what to do with.
I was even dressing more fun. Goodbye scrubs and sneakers, hello sundresses and heels. It felt fun to play around. Jax made me feel so sexy, and I found myself wearing pinks and polka dots or silly prints that made me smile.
When I’d Skyped with my mom, she’d been shocked. “Is that you, Sky?” she’d asked, pretending to squint and shield herself from all my bright colors. I didn’t get into all the details, I just told her that I’d left Griller.